Vintage West Virginia: Protest at Huntington restaurant

Aug. 10, 1963. Finding the doors to the White Pantry restaurant locked, anti-segregation protesters turned to singing hymns and hand clapping. The group, known as the Civic Interest Progressives, is made up mostly of college students. The Huntington business locked its doors when the group arrived and reopened after they left. There was a brief scuffle when the door was unlocked to allow a patron to leave and some heckling from spectators, but the protest was mostly peaceful. Photo by Noel Beard.